Stabbed policeman to make full recovery

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A probationary officer whose neck was slashed by a man with a craft knife in a busy shopping street will make a "full recovery".







PC Paul Madden, 23, and PCSO Piotr Dolata, 27, were checking bus fares when they were attacked in Ealing, west London, last week.



A Metropolitan Police spokesman said Mr Madden, who suffered serious injuries to his neck, is recovering well.



He said: "PC Paul Madden's condition has improved and he is now expected to make a full recovery."



It is understood reports he has brain damage and that his voice box has been permanently damaged were inaccurate.



The attack took place at around 3pm at a bus stop on New Broadway when officers were checking bus passengers had paid their fare.



Mr Dolata suffered less serious injuries and was released from hospital on the day of the attack.



John Onyenaychi, 30, appeared before magistrates on Friday charged with two counts of attempted murder and attacking a third officer.



Hand-cuffed and surrounded by 10 police officers, he was remanded in custody and will appear at the Old Bailey on March 25.